Yponomeuta sedella Treitschke, 1832

grey ermine

Yponomeuta sedella mines on Hylotelephium telephium

Hylotelephium telephium, Wellerlooi

Yponomeuta sedella mines


Yponomeuta sedella mines

same mines, lighted from behind

Yponomeuta sedella: free living larvae on Hylotelephium cf telephium

Hylotelephium cf telephium, Italy, Aosta: free living larvae; © Ben van As


Numerous, short, narrow galleries,, mainly in the basal half of the leaf. Frass in a central interrupted line. The older larvae live free under a communal web.


Crassulaceae, oligophagous

Rhodiola rosea; Hylotelephium telephium.

Wörz (1957a) additionally mentions Sedum album, but because of the strongly different leaf structure this is hardly probable.


Larvae in June – July and September – October (Agassiz, 1996a), but only the young larvae of the first generation do mine (Hering, 1957a).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2010).

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

Europe, except Ireland and parts of the Balkan Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2010).



See Patočka (1997a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).


Yponomeuta vigintipunctata (Retzius, 1783).


Agassiz (1996a), Baldizzone (2004a), Beiger (1955a, 1970a), Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Buhr (1937a), Corley, Merckx, Cardoso, Dale, Marabuto, Maravalhas & Pires (2012a), Hering (1957a), Huemer (2012a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Leutsch (2011a), Maček (1999a), Nowakowski (1954a), Patočka (1997a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), De Prins (1998a), Robbins (1991a), Skala (1951b), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Szőcs (1977a), Wörz (1957a).

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